Updated December 20th, 2023 at 14:36 IST
Home Alone 3 'trailer' goes viral, fans beg Macaulay Culkin to return in Christmas movie
The trailer suggests that Home Alone 3: Kevin's Revenge takes place decades after the events of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
The holiday season often brings a familiar tradition of watching the classic Christmas film Home Alone. Recently, a viral trailer titled Home Alone 3: Kevin's Revenge has been making waves on YouTube. It teases fans with a glimpse into what a grown-up Kevin McCallister might look like as he faces off against the infamous Wet Bandits once more. But here's a twist. The trailer was not real but a cleverly crafted parody.
Home Alone parody trailer goes viral
The original Home Alone captured hearts with its charming tale of eight-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, accidentally left behind when his family embarks on a trip to France. The film follows Kevin's ingenious defence of his home against burglars in a battle of wits and slapstick humour.
The viral trailer, officially dubbed Home Alone 3: Kevin's Revenge takes a humorous twist by depicting a fully grown Kevin McCallister, portrayed once again by Macaulay Culkin, facing off against the original villains' Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern). The parody trailer was created through clever editing, splicing together existing content, and adding voiceovers and effects.
The trailer suggests that Home Alone 3: Kevin's Revenge takes place decades after the events of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Kevin finds himself in a "final showdown" against the recently released Wet Bandits, who are back for more mischief.
Fans' reaction to parody trailer
Despite being a parody, fans flooded the comments section, expressing their excitement and nostalgia for the concept of a grown-up Kevin taking revenge on Harry and Marv. The fans showed their desire for the fictional parody to become a reality. The trailer has garnered an impressive 2.4 million views since its release on December 9, 2023.
The actual Home Alone 3, released in 1997, had a different storyline, lacking Macaulay Culkin and featuring a new protagonist fending off thieves seeking a top-secret computer chip.
While the real Home Alone 3 received mixed reviews, fans expressed a preference for the parody trailer, emphasising that it looks more appealing than the official sequel.
Published December 20th, 2023 at 14:07 IST